The bodies of three men were found in a car in Ogose, Saitama Prefecture, in what police said was a suicide. A woman was also found unconscious in the car and is in a stable condition in hospital, police said Saturday.
According to police, at around 4 p.m. Friday, the car was seen in the parking lot of an observatory. A passerby saw four people slumped inside the car and called police, NTV reported.
Police said charcoal fumes inside the car were strong when they opened the doors. The three men were confirmed dead at the scene and the woman was taken to hospital.
The woman told police later that she and the men did not know each other and had met on a suicide site on the Internet.
Police said one of the men was from Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture, while the other two were from Tokyo and Saitama. They were all in their 20s, while the woman, 22, is from Aomori Prefecture.© Japan Today